Galiche Rock

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Galiche Rock
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Galiche Rock is located in Antarctica
Galiche Rock
Galiche Rock
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°23′43″S 59°20′53″W / 62.39528°S 59.34806°W / -62.39528; -59.34806Coordinates: 62°23′43″S 59°20′53″W / 62.39528°S 59.34806°W / -62.39528; -59.34806
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Galiche Rock (Bulgarian: скала Галиче, ‘Skala Galiche’ \ska-'la 'ga-li-che\) is the large rock off Somovit Point on the east coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is extending 300 m (328 yd) in northwest-southeast direction and 180 m (197 yd) in northeast-southwest direction, and forming the south side of the entrance to Kruni Cove and the north side of the entrance to Tsepina Cove.[1]

The rock is named after the settlement of Galiche in Northwestern Bulgaria.


Galiche Rock is located 150 m (164 yd) northeast of Somovit Point, 780 m (853 yd) south of Kitchen Point and 900 m (984 yd) north of Batuliya Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian in 2009.

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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.